LOS ANGELES – PHD has been launched in Los Angeles as a new collective led by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes and Helena Packer and film/TV/commercials director Kevin Donovan.
The company, a full service post production house working across the genres of VR/AR, independent films, documentaries, select TV projects including limited series, and commercials, also offers clients live-action production services. PHD has offices in Los Angeles, India, Malaysia and South Africa.
From a client’s basic concept, PHD can provide all related services from soup to nuts, including live action production (if required), all post production, color grading, off and online editorial, the highest quality visual effects, and final delivery.
Since the company’s launch, PHD has already worked on numerous projects. PHD also collaborates with world-class still photographers, including Kristian Schmidt, best known for his stunning underwater work, and Vern Evans, who is heralded for his soulful portraits.
John Hughes, formerly the co-founder of the legendary VFX shop Rhythm and Hues, said, “In a sense, our new company is a reconfigured version of R&H, but now we are much smarter, much more nimble, and much more results driven. We have very little overhead to deal with. Our team is among the best in the world, and has worked on hundreds of award winning films and commercials, many of which have featured highly acclaimed digital animals, such as the Oscar winning Life of Pi.”